February Bryant Newsletter

Lucy P2013 graduate

Bryant staff and students are neatly tying up February with a bow, and springing into March. On February 1st, Bryant HS  graduated 36 most-deserving students. A 2013 Bryant graduate, Lucy Pineda, shared her story of being a young parent, and overcoming obstacles to achieve her goals while balancing motherhood. Bryant’s outstanding scholar, Donald Mateo Feijoo Zambrano, shared his testimony of pushing through adversity and setbacks and delivered his message of hope that if he could do it, others could too. Bryant is incredibly proud of these hard working individuals and wish them all the best in their future endeavors.  The door is always open at Bryant!

Celebrating National Black History Month

Bryant celebrates National Black History Month and remembers the important people, influential events, and incredible achievements in African history as well as the individuals that influence our future. Mr. Carapezza, one of Bryant's Best, created the Black History Month QR code wall because in his words, he wanted to create something that went beyond the classroom and (hopefully) beyond the walls of Bryant. Mr. Carapezza shared that too many times, it feels like Black History is distilled down to the names people already know (Barack Obama, Martin Luther King Jr, Oprah Winfrey). His hope was to include names people didn’t know, and to get them excited about new ideas.  Mr. Carapezza hopes that the QR codes encourage students (and staff!) to take something with them.

Ms. Cosgrove Black History Bulletin

The BHS Library/Media Center also created a QR Code bulletin board called “What We Learn from Black History” that includes some well-known figures like Dr. Martin Luther King, but also some not as well known as Misty Copeland, the American ballet dancer who, in 2015, became the first African American female principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre (ABT), and Dr. Mae Jameson an American engineer, physician, and former NASA astronaut. 

School Counselors Week

We love our School Counselors!  During National School Counseling Week, Bryant applauded the daily efforts, work and caring hearts of  Mr. Jackson, Mrs. Meletiche, Mrs. Veenstra and Ms. Johnson.  Not only do they provide academic and career counseling and advising to our ever changing student population, they offer social, emotional, and wellness support and guidance each and every day. 


During the week of February 13th, Bryant paused to celebrate Kindness Week.  Did you know that even the smallest acts of kindness can change a bad day to a good one and can make all the difference in someone’s life?   Students and staff participated in writing and sending out Kindness Grams to one another!  On Valentine’s Day, carnations were handed out to all the students, courtesy of Ms. McCreery and a wonderful community connection. 

We are looking forward to March, allowing more hours of daily sunlight to enjoy all the wonders of spring time. Bryant is committed to your student’s success and to building strong relationships with our students and families.  Always reach out.  We enjoy hearing from our Bryant families!